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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Les Boutons: Vintage Button Rings (pic heavy!) on: November 11, 2007 01:00:49 AM
Wow, thanks everyone! Thanks especially to littlepunkkitty, who's the new owner of the crest ring!

Making them is fairly straight forward; the most time-intensive part is finding the cool buttons (scouring thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, etc.). Then I clean them up and remove the shank (the loop part in back). If you decide to try this, I would recommend wearing eye protection, as those plastic/metal bits go flying! I carve the remaining bump flat, and then attach the button to the ring blank using epoxy.

If you decide to make any I'd love to see them! I love the look of these...I'm so tempted to keep them all for myself! lol!  Cheesy
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Les Boutons: Vintage Button Rings (pic heavy!) on: November 09, 2007 12:00:40 PM
I finally got these pictures edited to my liking. I have quite a few more that aren't even photographed yet. Let me know what you think! Which one's your favourite?

Spectemur Agendo ("Let us be judged by our acts") Crest

Mint with Vines

Midnight Blue with Stitch Detail

Lime Bakelite

Mint Checkers

Breakfast at...Well You Know

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: JOODITO made micro minis and such... on: November 08, 2007 06:17:41 PM
#1! Extremely modern and funky, but not too over the top. I'd wear quite a few of them personally. My favourites of these ones are the last two. I'm all about the grey and the details. Oh and ditto to everything kitsue43 just said lol.
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Off to see the Wizard: Ruby Slippers on: November 08, 2007 06:10:12 PM
Thanks! They're super quick so if you ever feel inclined you could always whip up a pair for yourself. They cost me less than 5 bucks too heh.
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Off to see the Wizard: Ruby Slippers on: November 08, 2007 05:58:15 PM
I've always wanted ruby slippers, and this past Halloween was my chance to whip some up. This is my first ever shoe recon, and all in all it was a quick and cheap thrill! One day I'd like to make a better quality pair using sequins and the whole bit but I decided to dress up and go out fairly last minute so these babies had to be made quickly.

If you're curious about my method, I took a pair of cheap faux leather pumps, sanded them and used a file to rough them up a bit, and then applied white glue and a ton of red glitter. When this dried, I touched up any bare spots, let that dry again, and sprayed them with two coats of varnish. Due to my extremely cheap price range, all I could find in my size were navy pumps, but if you try anything like this I would strongly recommend that you use red ones. The glitter held up decently, but dancing, carousing, and having your feet stepped on definitely take their toll and some glitter did come off leaving exposed navy blue patches. Thankfully, it was dark and most people were too inebriated to notice. If you really wanted the glitter to stick, I would suggest weld bond glue as opposed to good ol' elmers, or even epoxy if you have the money to cover that kind of surface area in it.

Anyway, here they are. Hope you like them!

Close up:

Eta: I just looked through the shoe board properly and saw that this has been done before a few times. I guess great minds think alike! Well anyway, this is just my version and I did come up with the method in my own mind. I love the other versions too though!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Shadowboxes? on: November 08, 2007 05:26:50 PM
I mean the kind that are enclosed with glass and a couple of inches of depth...hopefully you know what I mean! I know you can buy them at retail stores, but I'd love to find a resource for buying in bulk. The shipping would be a real pita I'm sure but I'm hoping it'd be cheaper on the whole. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Eta: Has anyone ever made shadowboxes? Is it expensive to have glass cut to size? This could be an option if there aren't any good resources to buy them.
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Bright Eyed, Please, and others...photography. on: August 11, 2007 09:26:10 AM
Thanks very much  Cheesy

When I say lomo-ized I mean made to look like pictures taken with lomography cameras which are apparently pretty trendy right now. I don't know all that much about them....only that I like the saturated style. Here's the wiki on them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomography

And here's the Lomographic Society website where you can view a ton of photos taken with lomo cameras http://www.lomography.com/. Also, if you enter lomo on the deviantart search engine it comes up with a ton of other examples.

Hope that's not an overload of info for ya! lol

Here's another lomo style photo of silver.

"Concrete Box"
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Bright Eyed, Please, and others...photography. on: August 09, 2007 03:06:54 PM
Aww, thanks so much guys! Everyone's favourite seems to be that first one of Silver. She is a real sweetheart, and happily she's been adopted since this picture was taken!

I love the shelter pics.  However do you go to the shelter without taking home a dog? Smiley

Thank you! It's very hard...I actually worked there for a time and continue to volunteer there so I've gotten used to being tempted. I already have a dog and three cats so the house is getting pretty full!

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: further variations on the infinitely variable ribbon bangle on: August 09, 2007 03:00:36 PM
I love those! Very professional and stylish. my favourite is the brown and white with the criss-cross brown ribbon overlay. There are definitely worse addictions in the world...so craft away like a mad woman I say!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Work Apron on: August 09, 2007 02:57:55 PM
Very cute! I want one to carry craft supplies around in. Do I spy some Amy Butler fabric?
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